4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2006 8:09 AM by CatBandit

    Single Use Link

    trngguru
      Hi,

      I am new to Captivate and this forum. I am looking for a way to use either a click box or button or something that will allow the user to click it and go to another slide then return to the 1st slide and not have the option to click the button or whatever again. Or at least have the button or whatever change colors to indiciate that it has already been clicked - like a hyperlink does.

      Any tips anyone could provide me would be great. Thank you.

        • 1. Single Use Link
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi trngguru and welcome to our community

          What if you duplicated the slide with the button. The action of the button would be to skip the slide with the disabled button image. Then on the duplicate slide, you simply have an image of the button in a disabled state. You then return to the slide with the image of the disabled button.

          Just a thought... Rick
          • 2. Re: Single Use Link
            trngguru Level 1
            Rick,

            Thank you for your advise. Unfortunately that will not work for what I need. But thank you for the suggestion.

            • 3. Re: Single Use Link
              archq
              Hi -- Not sure what your specific application is, but it seems like the solution offered by Rick would be ideal. YOu could link to the adjacent slide showing the disabled button state, or you could make the button on the linked page be "return" to get you back to the first page.

              As an alternative, you could put your linked content into a popup (Flash or otherwise) and then tell your users to close the pop-up to return to the linking slide.

              -Marty
              • 4. Re: Single Use Link
                CatBandit Level 3
                Me too Marty. I thought Rick's suggestion was perfect. Wonder why it wouldn't work . . .

                Course, I also wonder where the white goes when the snow melts ... and why Bobby Brown beats up on Whitney Houston ... and why the Cubs can't win a pennant ... I'm just full of questions. Anyway, good suggestion, Rick!!
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